Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) City Tour Excursion Reviews

Though a long drive from port, Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam and rife with things to see and do.
I booked the bike tour first but, unfortunately, it was cancelled due to the high level of activity ...
Sail Date: January 2017
I booked the bike tour first but, unfortunately, it was cancelled due to the high level of activity with the Chinese New Year. The bus tour was a fall-back and, although it was informative, it wasn't my first choice.
I booked the bike tour first but, unfortunately, it was cancelled due to the high level of activity with the Chinese New Year. The bus tour was a fall-back and, although it was informative, it wasn't my first choice. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
Independent tour on bus with small group.
Sail Date: January 2017
Independent tour on bus with small group. Quite interesting, Stop at restaurant for lunch of PHO was good
Independent tour on bus with small group. Quite interesting, Stop at restaurant for lunch of PHO was good Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Saigon was interesting, tons of scooters everywhere.
Sail Date: January 2017
Saigon was interesting, tons of scooters everywhere. Hawkers at each stop that followed us around. Highlight was the lawu
Saigon was interesting, tons of scooters everywhere. Hawkers at each stop that followed us around. Highlight was the lawu Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Good excursion, much to see in this vibrant city, including night life.
Sail Date: December 2016
Good excursion, much to see in this vibrant city, including night life.
Good excursion, much to see in this vibrant city, including night life. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Star Cruises
Manic and crazy city but has to be seen.
Sail Date: December 2016
Manic and crazy city but has to be seen. Dinner was absolutely amazing and so delicious. You just have to see the number of mopeds in this city to believe it!!!
Manic and crazy city but has to be seen. Dinner was absolutely amazing and so delicious. You just have to see the number of mopeds in this city to believe it!!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Good trip with lunch included incl of a few beers
Sail Date: December 2016
Good trip with lunch included incl of a few beers
Good trip with lunch included incl of a few beers Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
excellent private tour with a private family traditional 7 course meal at Pauls country farm Highly ...
Sail Date: December 2016
excellent private tour with a private family traditional 7 course meal at Pauls country farm Highly recommended
excellent private tour with a private family traditional 7 course meal at Pauls country farm Highly recommended Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Great tour, great city - really enjoyed our selves - we are planning a longer trip there.
Sail Date: December 2016
Great tour, great city - really enjoyed our selves - we are planning a longer trip there.
Great tour, great city - really enjoyed our selves - we are planning a longer trip there. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Good oversight to the city.
Sail Date: December 2016
Good oversight to the city.
Good oversight to the city. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
I thought this would be a tour of colonial and historic saigon but was disappointed.
Sail Date: December 2016
I thought this would be a tour of colonial and historic saigon but was disappointed. 5 stops - a temple (very very smoky due to incense; quick stop not much info needed air. next stop a shop to shop for painting and woodwork - very nice ... Read More
I thought this would be a tour of colonial and historic saigon but was disappointed. 5 stops - a temple (very very smoky due to incense; quick stop not much info needed air. next stop a shop to shop for painting and woodwork - very nice shop quality of work nice. Repartition place - nice history of vietnam but hot and very narrow only one person down a hallway at a time. next stop post office - you will get bugged by the people for cards, souvenirs, and knock off bags. Lunch at the Lion City restaurant - buffet lunch was cold and too many people picking over food not clean enough for me only ate the spring rolls not good. Met up but had to wait for the bus due to traffic and again met with the people selling knock offs right in front of the real store. Next stop a zoo - not worth it I dont even know if there were animals there very short stop about 30 minutes. Back to ship and I was done with celebrity shore excursions. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Best shore experience of the trip.
Sail Date: December 2016
Best shore experience of the trip. We were given an excellent experience with this company including experiences not provided by the cruise line.
Best shore experience of the trip. We were given an excellent experience with this company including experiences not provided by the cruise line. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
fun to see everything we saw on TV during the war.
Sail Date: November 2016
fun to see everything we saw on TV during the war. Great experience
fun to see everything we saw on TV during the war. Great experience Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
Definitely worth doing this excursion, tour guide, the lunch provided and the places visited were ...
Sail Date: November 2016
Definitely worth doing this excursion, tour guide, the lunch provided and the places visited were excellent.
Definitely worth doing this excursion, tour guide, the lunch provided and the places visited were excellent. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The city is about 1h 15m drive.
Sail Date: November 2016
The city is about 1h 15m drive. We decided to go on the shuttle bus organised by the cruise liner. We had 4 1/2 hours in the city. It was not enough. The city attractions close from 11:00 to 1:30. This limits the number of attractions you ... Read More
The city is about 1h 15m drive. We decided to go on the shuttle bus organised by the cruise liner. We had 4 1/2 hours in the city. It was not enough. The city attractions close from 11:00 to 1:30. This limits the number of attractions you can see. The city is clean, generally un-crowded (other than traffic), and easy to get around. I recommend getting the cruise line shuttle. We met some people that organised a taxi at the port. They saved a little bit but it was a hassle and they had less time in Saigon. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
It was OK.
Sail Date: November 2016
It was OK. Some interesting sights. Excellent, informative guide.
It was OK. Some interesting sights. Excellent, informative guide. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Saigon is a must to have a professional guide
Sail Date: November 2016
Saigon is a must to have a professional guide
Saigon is a must to have a professional guide Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
Booked with ship transfer to city.
Sail Date: October 2016
Booked with ship transfer to city. Two and half ours from port. We visited all the tourist places. War museum was highlight.Had seven hours in city which we found too long (also a lot of other travellers said same)
Booked with ship transfer to city. Two and half ours from port. We visited all the tourist places. War museum was highlight.Had seven hours in city which we found too long (also a lot of other travellers said same) Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Bus group of 20 people.
Sail Date: October 2016
Bus group of 20 people. Highlights covered, includied a cyclo tour through the city traffic - an experience for sure. Full day for $85 US each.
Bus group of 20 people. Highlights covered, includied a cyclo tour through the city traffic - an experience for sure. Full day for $85 US each. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Guide was pleasant and knowledgeable.
Sail Date: October 2016
Guide was pleasant and knowledgeable. It's a long drive from Phu My to Saigon, but fortunately, on a Sunday, we did not encounter much traffic. Saw the temple, the cathedral (exterior only), the palace (thorough tour), the museum (a ... Read More
Guide was pleasant and knowledgeable. It's a long drive from Phu My to Saigon, but fortunately, on a Sunday, we did not encounter much traffic. Saw the temple, the cathedral (exterior only), the palace (thorough tour), the museum (a different perspective of the war than we had), and the zoo. Also had a sumptuous buffet lunch at a nice hotel with lots of local foods to try. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Too rushed
Sail Date: October 2016
Too rushed
Too rushed Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We got to see lots of the city and our guide was very informative.
Sail Date: October 2016
We got to see lots of the city and our guide was very informative.
We got to see lots of the city and our guide was very informative. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
A good overview of the highlights of the city.
Sail Date: September 2016
A good overview of the highlights of the city.
A good overview of the highlights of the city. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The tour was basically a bus ride into Ho Chi Minh city - you then did your own thing.
Sail Date: September 2016
The tour was basically a bus ride into Ho Chi Minh city - you then did your own thing. I'm rating it as average because it was only 4.5 hours and not nearly enough time - though the distance of the port makes any longer difficult. It ... Read More
The tour was basically a bus ride into Ho Chi Minh city - you then did your own thing. I'm rating it as average because it was only 4.5 hours and not nearly enough time - though the distance of the port makes any longer difficult. It really is a 1.5 hour ride to Ho Chi Minh. The Phu My port is not really satisfactory. I wish ships still docked at Vung Tau. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Saw the old and the new.
Sail Date: September 2016
Saw the old and the new. Nice
Saw the old and the new. Nice Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
A 1.5 hour drive to the city from the ship.
Sail Date: August 2016
A 1.5 hour drive to the city from the ship. We had a couple of hours on our own which was great. Our bus guide gave us good information and we visited the main attractions and got a good overview. Would definitely go back and spend ... Read More
A 1.5 hour drive to the city from the ship. We had a couple of hours on our own which was great. Our bus guide gave us good information and we visited the main attractions and got a good overview. Would definitely go back and spend some more time. Read Less
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